Happy Playground- Queenston Park Coquitlam

Location: 3415 Queenston Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3E 3H1

I think this might be the last park review for this year, as the rain season is here, we won’t be seeing a lot of playgrounds anytime soon. Too slippery. Although if you put on your rain gear, I am sure there is something to do and be safe :).

This cute park has been around for a while, we simply haven’t got the chance to go visit and test out the gear. So a few weekends ago, we stopped by and took a few pictures. Because parking will be something you will need, unless you live walking distance from the park, I will go ahead and say that parking is extremely limited. If you get there at ‘rush hour’, not sure if playgrounds have such a thing, but if this play area had one, it might be challenging to find a spot. Sunny weekends could be considered rush hour I guess, right?

Also, no washrooms.

What you notice about the park the second you enter it, is that it is not your usual playground. It is meant for different age groups, however some area require a certain amount of strength, like the climbing area that you see in my pictures. Actually the whole park is a climbing area with a huge slide. Astrid loved it, which meant we had to go up and down those stairs lots of time. The slide is basically on a pretty steep sloped edge, which of course offers a nice view down the mountain.

Apart from the tall slide, there is another section for small children, up to 5 I guess, and another one for 6 and older, which a twisted slide and additional climbing structures. The entire playground is on a rubberized surface, which we personally prefer, to the wood chips and/ or sand/ rocks playgrounds. But it very much depend on the season too.

If you’re into swings, there aren’t any. And I don’t think there will be any in the future either, as we didn’t notice any intention for an extension.

There is a little seating area by the small slides and a tennis playground next to it. But the main attraction is the children play area.

That is it for now. Go check it out!

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Sorina

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Jamie waiting for his sister to come down the slide

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This was is gonna be hard to climb

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Lots and lots of stairs!

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Cape Horn Park in Coquitlam

Location: 186 San Juan Place, Coquitlam

Well Coquitlam did it again, with another small and cute park in the neighbourhood. This time you can find it at San Juan place. A local mom was telling me there used to be an old park before.

You would think the location is not the ideal one when you think it is next to the highway, but that makes it unique actually. You don’t see a lot of park right next to the highway. Astrid and Jamie enjoyed seeing the train passing while we were there, and you know how kids are with trains. Or garbage trucks. But more about that in a different post.

Wood chips, slides, two swings and lots of natural grass and seating area awaits you. We’ve been there a couple of times and it wasn’t crowded, hardly anyone I should say. It’s nice when you find a new park or place to go, the kids are happy, you can’t really compare or describe their excitement or happiness.

It’s a good option until the rainy season starts.

Go check it out!

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Poirier Community Centre, Best Playground in Coquitlam for under 3 years old

Location: 630 Poirier Street Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6B1

Small and cute playground, this is exactly what this is. This little park is located next to Poirier Community Centre. I don’t think it has a name because I am not sure if it’s marked like a regular park, it could be simply attached to the community centre, but what I know is that it is designed for children 2 to 5 years old. My children are both under  3 and did great playing with pretty much everything there.

Most of the times we went it was empty, like you can see in the pictures, but it depends on the time of day and weather of course. They have 2 little houses to play in, a slide, musical instruments, rubberized surface, a few little tables when your little one can snack. The cute white fence really makes this playground adorable, a fairytale inspired place. Also, it is ideal for crawling babies, if that is what you are looking for.

My children love it, everything is their size and it makes everything more accessible for them. They are in control all the time, compared to the regular playgrounds, where the little ones sometimes get overwhelmed by the older kids. My rule whenever we are in a playground is that if you can’t climb or reach a specific slide or climbing structure, it means it’s not designed for your age. They require a certain amount of strength and coordination.

That is why this place is great for little kids and we should have more of this type of playgrounds in Coquitlam and not only.

We stop whenever we are in the area, and so should you!

Go check it out!

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